The Pembina Royals Cricket team at the Assinaboine Park in Winnipeg.

Winkler, GVSD, and Pembina Royals partner for crea

Winkler has tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and soccer fields, and now Winkler will have its first cricket pitch.“The City of Winkler agreed to prep the area, to maintain it, and the Northlands Parkway Collegiate is going to provide the property and the cricket group is actually going to put the pitch in,” Winkler Mayor, Martin Harder

Team Canada fans cheer on the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team at the Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill in Calgary on Feb. 19, 2014. (Stuart Dryden/Postmedia Network/Files)

Small sports bars could be hit hard

One problem with trying to charge establishments that show televised sports more money for those broadcasts is that it leads to a weird philosophical debate: What exactly is a sports bar?

Hockey Canada head Tom Renney has several plans in place -- with or without NHL players -- for Canada's coaches and roster at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea next February. (David Bloom/Postmedia Network)

Uneasy wait for Olympics decision

Tom Renney has Plan A and Plan B and maybe even a Plan C in his Hockey Canada office and admits he has no clue whether NHL players will be participating in the Olympic Games next year in Korea.

The Zodiacs fight past the Sabres defence in their home tournament opener Jan. 20. (Alexis Stockford/The Winkler Times)

Zodiacs boys earn second at home

The senior male Zodiacs came within one game of defending their hometown title, but walked away with second after falling to the Sturgeon Heights Huskies.

The Zodiacs beat out the competition Jan. 20-21 to win at home. (Alexis Stockford/The Winkler Times)

GVC girls win home tourney

The three-point line belonged to the Zodiacs Jan. 20-21 as the home team blasted to the top of the GVC female varsity basketball tournament.

The Nighthawks press the shot during the recent Winkler High School Hockey Invitational Jan. 14, 2017. (Alexis Stockford/The Winkler Times)

Zone 4 all-star roster revealed

They are normally opponents, but on Jan. 22, six of the Morden Thunder, four Nighthawks and two Zodiacs will join athletes from Portage la Prairie and Prairie Mountain as teammates.